School Nurse Certificate
The College of Nursing offers a certificate program designed for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing in the State of New Jersey. The program is designed to provide registered nurses with the appropriate educational background, experiences and competencies to carry out the responsibilities and functions of the school nurse.
- The program is an online program with practicums.
- Designed as a post-baccalaureate certificate program for registered nurses with a BA, BS or BSN and/or as a minor for registered nurses pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Rutgers College of Nursing
Criteria for Admission
- Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in New Jersey
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited or approved institution
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (Students are selected on a competitive basis therefore the GPA required for an actual offer of admission may be higher.)
Admission to the College of Nursing’s School Nurse Certificate program occurs once a year each fall semester.
Candidates for the School Nurse Certification must complete:
- General Education Requirements that consists of 45 credits chosen in at least four of the following areas: English, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences and humanities (foreign language, fine and practical arts, philosophy)
- At least thirty credits from the following areas: mental health, child and/or adolescent growth and development, foundations of education, human and intercultural relations, community/public health nursing, the public school program and school nursing. The foundational and core courses required by the College of Nursing reflect this content.